Sharp Objects: Season 1

Sharp Objects: Season 1

Sharp Objects: Season 1

Emmy-nominated mystery series following a reporter forced to investigate the murders of two young girls in her hometown... but the return brings psychological demons back from the grave. Stars Patricia Clarkson in a Golden Globe-winning role alongside six-time Oscar-nominee Amy Adams, It star Sophia Lillis and Lulu Wilson (The Haunting of Hill House).

2018USA
CrimeDramaMystery

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1

Vanish

St. Louis Chronicle reporter Camille Preaker returns to her rural hometown of Wind Gap, Mo., to file a story about two missing girls, one of whom was found dead and presumed murdered. The assignment, which... MORE reunites Camille with her overbearing mother, Adora, brings back traumatic childhood memories, including the death of her younger sister, Marian, when both were schoolgirls.

EPISODE 1.2

Dirt

Camille searches for clues at the funeral and wake for Wind Gap's latest victim, and clashes with her mother about Camille's presence in the town. Richard finds a surprising way to arrive at a conclusion... MORE about the murderer's profile. Camille pays a visit to the working-class home of a young boy who says he witnessed the abduction, and confronts Chief Vickery.

EPISODE 1.3

Fix

Camille relives a recent tragedy as she struggles to piece together the murders in Wind Gap. Richard grows frustrated with Chief Vickery's assumptions regarding potential suspects. A defiant Amma shows off her wild side to... MORE Camille, but Adora admonishes Camille for meddling in the investigation and a town in mourning.

EPISODE 1.4

Ripe

Camille agrees to show Richard some of Wind Gap’s crime scenes, though the tour opens up old wounds. Alan confronts Adora about her sharing confidences with Chief Vickery, who is concerned about the Crellins hosting... MORE the annual "Calhoun Day" attended by Wind Gap's youth. Fired from his job at Preaker Farms, John shares off-the-record revelations with Camille that raise fresh concerns for her.

EPISODE 1.5

Closer

Despite a potential serial killer on the loose in the community, Wind Gap residents gather for Calhoun Day, an annual southern-pride festival hosted by Adora on the grounds of her house. As Amma and her... MORE friends act out a traditional play depicting the sacrifices made by the wife of a Confederate soldier, Adora shares confidences with Richard that may impact his relationship with Camille.

EPISODE 1.6

Cherry

Adora provides Chief Vickery with a key piece of evidence in the Ann Nash murder case. Richard probes for details about Camille’s dark past. John’s girlfriend, Ashley, looks to make news for herself. Amma bonds... MORE with Camille during and after a wild party.

EPISODE 1.7

Falling

Camille crosses a line in her investigation of the prime suspect. Richard coaxes Jackie to offer up info about Marian Preaker’s death. Adora takes pains to keep an ailing Amma under her roof and in... MORE her care.

EPISODE 1.8

Milk

Concerned for the safety of Amma, Camille puts her own life in jeopardy as she gets closer to the truth behind the shocking mysteries surrounding the Wind Gap killings.

Sharp Objects: Season 1 / Reviews

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Beautifully constructed by Vallée and Noxon, and unforgettably performed by an ensemble that seems destined for awards ceremony stages in the near future, this is a worthy follower to “The Night Of” and “Big Little Lies” in this new trend of HBO Mini-Series Obsessions.

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Variety

Variety

As a detective story, it’s top-of-the-line, and its detective, a reporter who’s too close to her story and far too removed from compassion and from a clear understanding of reality, is a character that will endure long after the mystery is solved.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

On TV, Sharp Objects can't precisely capture Flynn's prose and the internalized descent into disorientation taken page-by-page, but series director Jean-Marc Vallee finds his own visual language that, driven by a ferociously wounded performance by Amy Adams, makes this eight-hour limited series haunting and riveting--both prestige and pulp.

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Vox

Vox

Sharp Objects’s touch remains delicate throughout, thanks to its gifted lead, its beautiful writing, and, yes, its laser-sharp editing.

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Salon

Salon

Grim as this assessment may be, this also makes the drama one of the better offerings on TV right now--not a feel-good summertime story by any means, but one deserving of attention and worth seeing through to the finish.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Camille is literally covered in clichés (we’ll have more on her “Memento”-esque body stylings when spoilers aren’t a concern), but Adams is so subdued in every other measurable quality, her character never spills over into farce. ... Adams trusts her director and the writing, but she also trusts herself. Sharp Objects is a story told in flashes, but it’s always burning.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Sharp Objects views Camille's assignment, and confrontation with her past, as a laudable, necessary undertaking. Perhaps because it's framed through Camille's perspective, the series is unrelentingly pessimistic. Yet beneath its grimness, Sharp Objects ultimately testifies to the triumph of survival, no matter how ugly or desperate a form it takes.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Sharp Objects is at no point fun, but is executed at such a remarkable level that it’s as thrilling as it is tragic. Read full review

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Vulture

Vulture

Whenever Sharp Objects seems to be on the verge of spiraling into contrived pot-boiler absurdity (which is often, particularly in its latter half), the quicksilver filmmaking and Adams’s exact and understated lead performance pull it back.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

A suspense tale that reveals a fine drawing of an unravelled protagonist. ... Adams conjures her woundedness without sentimentality. In a performance that is raw but understated, she elicits thrills and occasions sadness, at the center of a tale about a house haunted by itself.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Great performances from Clarkson and Scanlen help make the cold war at home more riveting than the slow burn of the murder mystery, but the pitch-perfect casting of Adams is Sharp Objects’ greatest asset.

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